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Susan Rice Goes Full Triple But...

We are bedeviled by what Joe Biden would assuredly call "but buddies". I'm wearily familiar with all those civilizational sell-outs who begin "Of course, I'm in favor of free speech but..." Whatever follows the "but" means the bit before the "but" is not true. Still, it's a riskier rhetorical device to try before a live crowd. At AIPAC yesterday, Susan Rice acknowledged that there were those who wanted Iran to forgo all domestic nuclear enrichment capacity. At which the crowd cheered and indeed ...

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Romancing the Stone

I'm a little under the weather (which is not as chronic as being under the climate), but I wanted to add something to what I said the other day about thug operator Raúl Grijalva, Democrat Representative from Arizona and Ranking Member of the House UnEnvironmental Activities Committee. It is not a small thing when even a jumped-up twerp hack announces that the national legislature of the world's superpower is targeting seven private citizens for disagreeing with him. In this case Commissar ...

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A Se'nnight of Steyn, February 23-March 1

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark

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The Warmish Inquisition

The news this last week reminded me of a piece of mine from May, called "Michael E Mann: Liar, Cheat, Falsifier and Fraud" (I toned down the headline upon the advice of counsel). Therein I wrote: It's always fun in a legal battle to have something bigger at stake than a mere victory. In Canada, we put the "human rights" system itself on trial, to the point where the disgusting and indefensible "hate speech" law Section 13 was eventually repealed by Parliament. It seems to me that in this ...

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Planet of the Llamas

On Thursday, I kept my weekly date on The Hugh Hewitt Show, just in time for the big news of the day: HUGH HEWITT: Now we've got a lot to cover. We've got to cover llamas, the Oscars and the Islamic State, not to mention Chris Christie, so I've got to go fast. Did you by chance watch the llama drama on Fox today? MARK STEYN: (laughing) Yeah, the llamas on the llam. You can joke, Hugh, but I think the llamapocalypse is upon us. I looked out in the yard, out of the window at the yard about 20 ...

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Steyn on Britain and Europe

For Valour

The Victoria Cross is the Commonwealth's highest decoration for valour on the battlefield. Yesterday it was awarded to the first living Briton for action in the Afghan war (if memory serves, three living Aussies have been so honoured). Lance-Corporal Joshua Leakey was with the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment on a joint UK/US operation in Helmand when it all went pear-shaped, and he found himself having to rescue a fallen American Marine captain while fending off 20 Taliban single-handed: ...

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Conflation Abounds

I bailed on the Academy Awards halfway through that terrible, overwrought opening song, "Moving Pictures". "That's a Tony number, not an Oscar number," I scoffed, and went off to shampoo the cat while singing "Hooray For Hollywood"...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

When Your Lover Has Gone

ImageE A Swan?

Who's he?

Well, if you saw Frank Sinatra on stage, pretty much right up till the end in the Nineties, there would come a moment when he'd say something along the lines of:

Now we have a song that's very beautiful ...and a little bit sad. It was written by a gentleman called Einar Swan...

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Mark at the Movies

Kingsman: The Secret Service

A few days ago I wrote: The Oscars? Oh, I'd hoped Interstellar might win a special Academy Award for Most Intriguing Villain for Matt Damon's portrayal of insane megalomaniac scientist "Dr Mann". Alas not. But the other night I went to see the Colin Firth spy caper Kingsman, and once again the world-domination super-villain was a climate-change madman, played by a lithping Samuel L Jackson, who manages to recruit an Obama lookalike president to his deranged scheme. We had a bit of mail about ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

All Of Me

Gerald Marks lived 96 years and change, and toward the end of that long life I had the pleasure of hearing him explain to me how all hit songs are happy accidents. He attributed the success of his tune "All Of Me" to two such accidents, one of which was less of an accident than a personal tragedy...

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Nobel Pants Prize

Fraudulent Nobel Laureate Michael E Mann is fully on board with the President's veto of the Keystone pipeline:

The president was right to veto #KeystoneXL. My thoughts on the matter via The Guardian @GuardianEco

As the Big Climate enforcers see it, when it comes to laying pipe all over the planet, leave that to Rajendra Pachauri...

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Climate Change: The Facts

As I mentioned the other day in relation to Michael E Mann's latest "hockey stick", I'm honored to be alongside some of the most eminent scientists and some of the most rollicking commentators in a new book called Climate Change: The Facts...It's available right now from Amazon outlets worldwide...

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